Car accidents are still the number one reason for injuries and death from any type of accident in the United States. Simply because of the speed and weight of a vehicle when it collides with a human being or another object, including another vehicle, injuries are rarely minor. You would be lucky to be able to walk away from a head on collision or a T boned accident with another car with just a few cuts and bruises.
Car Accident Injuries Can Be a Financial Burden
Injuries from car accidents can cause tremendous hardship to those who have been injured and their families. Not everyone can be sufficiently insured to cover all the potential long term medical treatment that might be needed. The loss of income from car accident injuries may also be an important factor in a victim’s financial burden.
Compensation Is Your Entitlement
If you have been injured in a car accident which was not your fault, it doesn’t matter if you were the occupant of another vehicle or on a motorcycle, a bicycle, horse or on your own two feet. You are entitled to make a claim for damages against the person who was responsible for the accident, The money you are able to claim may be vital if you are to fully recover and cover all those expenses which you are likely to experience because of the accident. The best person to contact as soon as possible after such an accident is a fully licensed and experienced car accident attorney.
Injuries from a car accident can be as minor as superficial bleeding from cuts and gashes, but more often more serious injuries are present. These can range from broken limbs to concussion and head injuries as well as burns and damage to vital nerve pathways, such as the spinal cord. You need to consider your injuries first and foremost when you are injured and get the best treatment you can. Keep a meticulous record of documents, statements and bills as you are treated because this will be useful when you contact a car accident attorney to discuss a compensation claim against the driver at fault.
To make a successful claim, the attorney must be able to demonstrate that your injuries were caused by the accident that you were involved in and the person the claim is made against was actually responsible for the accident and therefore your injuries. Not all accidents are clear cut and not all negligent drivers, and especially their insurance companies, are keen on admitting responsibility for their own negligence. In some situations, the blame for an accident may not be limited to a single individual and there may be several factors that caused the accident. You, yourself, may be held partly responsible for the accident as well.
Long term injuries and extensive hospitalization can be an expensive business as there is almost always a loss of earnings that accompanies periods of treatment just when you need the money the most. Don’t let somebody get away with an accident they caused through reckless or careless behavior. When you have injuries caused by someone else, let a car accident attorney help you make that person accountable for their actions and pay your bills.